Mother’s Day 31st March

Sunday Lunch served 12-7pm
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The ‘Old Smithy’ in Washington Village, is a 400 year old Grade II Listed building. The building has had a colourful past, formerly; a blacksmith’s forge, stables and even a pottery, it is famed locally for its connection to the capture of the highwayman Robert Hazlit, who was arrested and subsequently hanged after being spotted by a local lad, having his horse shod here by the resident blacksmith.

Things are slightly different these days.

Now ‘The Forge’, the building has undergone a full restoration and has been transformed into an eclectic, vibrant eatery, serving the highest quality, locally sourced, wholesome fresh food this side of the river. Accompanied by an extensive wine selection, locally distilled gins, real ales and great cocktails, The Forge is an excellent destination for those seeking fantastic quality food and drink, prepared by experienced talented chefs, in an historic yet cosy setting.

Lunch

Served from 12 – 5pm, Wednesday to Saturday.

A varied assortment of meat, fish, vegetarian small plates, sharing boards, nibbles, mains and desserts, all locally sourced and freshly prepared, by the talented local lad, Chef Lee Bennett.

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Lunch 13/3/19

2 small plates & 1 side @ 9.

Small plates:

Green pea soup, fresh mint, warm bread 6.
Smoked haddock scotch egg, harissa mayo, sweet pickled carrot 6.5
Glazed cabbage and broccoli, toasted peanuts, soy and sriracha 5.
Breaded cod nuggets, tartare, crushed garden peas 6.5
Marinated beets, goats cheese, bitter leaves, pecan dressing 6.
Baked hen’s egg, slow cooked ham and leeks, mustard butter 6.5
Cauliflower fritters, spinach, caper and raisin dressing 6.
Crispy chicken terrine, pickled mushrooms, truffle mayo 6.5
Hot-smoked salmon, Charlottes, crispy caper berry, horseradish cream 6.5

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Big plates:

Beer battered cod, thrice cooked chips, crushed peas, tartare 9.
Hand rolled linguine, spinach, soft herbs, garden salad 9.
Slow cooked chicken thighs, pink firs, spring onions, chorizo vinaigrette 9.
8oz. rib-eye/fillet, fat cut chips, peppercorn sauce 19.5/26.

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Afters:

Dark chocolate tart, cardamom ice cream, honeycomb 7.
Hand made ice cream and sorbet, fruit and nut biscuit 5.
Brown ale cake sundae, preserved cherries, malted ice cream 6.5
British cheese, grapes, chutney, crackers 7.5

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Sides 2.5

Creamed potato / thin cut fries, parmesan, curry salt / seasonal salad /
buttered Charlottes, parsley, garlic & lemon / broccoli, chilli & almonds

Please note: Due to seasonal changes, this is the most recent menu. If you would like to find the latest menu we have on offer, please call, email or contact us on Facebook. Please get in touch if you have any special requirements for your booking(s).

Sunday Lunch

Served from 12 – 6pm, Sunday.

A traditional roast, Chicken, Pork, Beef, Lamb and a vegetarian option, all locally sourced and freshly prepared, by the talented local lad, Chef Lee Bennett.

 

Example Sunday Lunch Menu

 

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Dinner

Served from 6pm, Wednesday to Saturday evening.

An ever changing varied selection of starters, mains and desserts, all locally sourced and freshly prepared, by the talented local lad, Chef Lee Bennett.

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Dinner 13/3/19

Small plates:

Garden pea soup, goats curd and shallot 6.5
Smoked haddock scotch egg, curried onion mayo, sweet pickled carrot 6.5
Marinated beets, goats cheese, bitter leaves, walnut dressing 6.
Crispy chicken leg terrine, pickled mushrooms, truffle mayo, parmesan 6.5
Seared king scallops, cured ham, cauliflower, capers and raisins 8.5

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Big plates:

Crisp sea bass, Charlotte potato, leek and mussel cream 16.
Hand rolled linguine, truffle butter sauce, Blue Monday, pecans 13.5
Haunch of venison, glazed parsnip, black pudding, hazelnut, smoked bacon 18.
Skrei cod, celeriac, roasted pink fir potato, chorizo jam 17.
8oz rib-eye/fillet, peppercorn sauce – choose your side 19.5/26.

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Afters:

Dark chocolate tart, cardamom ice cream, honeycomb 7.
Brown ale cake sundae, preserved cherries, malted ice cream 6.5
Hand made ice cream and sorbet, fruit and nut biscuit 5.5
British cheese, grapes, chutney, crackers 7.5

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Sides 2.75

Thin cut fries, spiced salt, parmesan / beer battered onion rings / Korean glazed greens, toasted peanuts / broccoli, chilli and almonds /buttered Charlottes, parsley, garlic & lemon / creamed potato

Please note: Due to seasonal changes, this is the most recent menu. If you would like to find the latest menu we have on offer, please call, email or contact us on Facebook. Please get in touch if you have any special requirements for your booking(s).

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For parties of 8 or more, or if you have a special request, please call 0191 908 7621 to book.

All other bookings can be made following the link below:

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